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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

112                                   FLOHA JNDICA.                         [Anowcea.
Jfarmdi grisei, vk pubescentes, juniores rasco-pubescentcs. Folia plerumque longc
attenuata, obtusa, basi acuta, incinbranacca, glaberrima, 4-5 poll, longa, If-lf- lata,
petiolo sesquilincam loiigo. Pedunculi gracillimi, 1-2 poll, longi. Sepala ovata
acuta, ciliata. Petala ezteriom rotundata, pateiitia, ciliata; interiora duplo majora,
margiiie ct apice pubesceutia.
"VVc have not had an opportunity of examining a flower, and have therefore derived
our description of- the perianth, etc., from Alph. Be Candolle. The flowers appear
to be very small,
5.  O. acumiuata (Alph. DC. Mem. 39); foliis oblougo-lawccola-
tis ad ncrvos subtus vclutiuis, pedunculis fUiforinibus 1-3-floris pubc-
scentibus, staminibus 6 uniserialib\is P, ovariis 6 dense strigosis bi-ovu-
latis.—Wall. Cat. 64-32 !
HAB. In Tenassevim prope Tavoy, WallJ—(v. $.)
Jt&muli graciles, rugulosi, nigri, juuiores dense tomcntosi. Folia plenunquo longc
attenuata, membranacca, supra glabra, subtiis prtcscrtiui secus costam puberula vel
velutina, uervis validis obliquis, venulis transvcrsis parallclis (ut in Qxgniitra) con-
spicuis, 4-5 poll, longa, 1-1^ lata, petiolo 1-2 liueas longo. Pedunculi basi brac-
teis pluribus subulatis pilosis" inuuiti, dti-apollicares. S&pala minuta, ovato-lancuo-
lata, dense pilosa. Petala exteriors minuta, mcnibranacea, ovalia, pilosa; interiors
longe imguiculata, iis 0. Zeglanica couformia.
6.   O. ? obliqua (H.f. ct T.); foliis oblongis vcl lanceolatis acutis
rigide coriaceis basi iuajqualibus utrinquc glabcnimis, floribus tenm-
nalibus 1-3 fasciculatis, carpellis ovalibus.
HAB. In Zeylania, Gardner ! prope Gallc, Chamjpion !—(p. s.)
Arter ? famuli Iscves, glabcrrimi, atro-fusci. Folia brevissime pcdiccllata, baai
inccquilatcra, ncmpe uno laterc rotundata, altero acuta, apice acuta vel aciuninata,
4-5 poll, longa, 1^-2 lata, petiolo vix lincam longo,'supra lucida, subtus pallida;
margines in sicco-recurvi. J?lores miuuti, gliibri, brevissime pedieellati. (Ex. icone
Champion, stamina 6, ovaria 3.) Peduticulus fructus incrnssatus, clavatas. CarpeZfa
diam. -|-poU., atro-fusca, glabra, leevia. Semina 2, rotundata, subcompressa; testa
nitida,"brunnea, scrobieulata.
This is a very remarkable plant, which, without a Imowlcdgo of the- structure of
the flowers, we are induced to refer to Orophea, from a certain general resemblance,
especially iu the ojblfyuity of the leaves, to 0. latifolia, Blume, the flower of which
is also scarcely known. The shape of the fruit differs too much to permit of the two
being considered the same species: but perhaps, when the flowers of both are known,
they will be found to be congeners, and to be deserving of being gencrically sepa-
rated from Qrop/iea. Mr. Thwaites* No. .2012, according to a fragment just received,
is a different but closely allied species.
8. MITREPHORA, Blume.
Uvaria, § Mitrephoraj, BL It. Jav. Anon.
SepaU 3, rotundata. Petala 6, sestivatione biseriatim valvata \ ea-
teriora ovata, nervis subconspicuis; int&iora basi unguictilata, lamina
fornicata. Torus depresse conicus, subtruncatus, medic parum excava-
tus, pilosus. Stamina numerosa, oblongo-cuneata, antheris dorsalibus
remote bilocularibus, connective tmncato-capitato. Ovaria oblonga,
glabra. Ovula in axi biseriaMa, numerosa. Stylu* oblougus, intus snl-
catus.—^Arborcs tape excelue, foliis coriacei*> nervis cre&ris garallelis
conspicuis.